Jun 06, 2013 - Sale 2317

Sale 2317 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
WEST INDIAN RARITY FAHLBERG, SAMUEL. Charta öfver Ön St. Barthelemy. Engraved map, 510x720 mm, wide margins; hand-colored; minor darkening along left edge, few small marginal nicks and stains, map generally clean. Stockholm, circa 1786

Additional Details

Issued in smaller format to appear in Sven Dahlman's Beskrifning Om S. Barthelemy. Sweden had received St. Barts as a settlement at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. The mapping was intended to spark interest and settlement in the new Swedish colony. We find no auction records for this larger version of the map. A smaller format copy brought $1100 at auction in 2004.